Our community is looking for a few good people! Whether you'd like something to do once or twice a month, or perhaps a bit more, there are several part-time opportunities available here at Oakland Township. Check out our Employment Opportunities for more details!
PUBLIC NOTICE: Board of Review
The Oakland Township Board of Review will meet on the following dates for the purpose of reviewing the 2024 property tax assessments.
MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2024 1:00 p.m. TO 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. TO 9:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2024 9:00 a.m. TO NOON 1:00 p.m. TO 6:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment in ADVANCE for the Board of Review, please call Oakland County Equalization at 248-858-0776.
Barn Survey - Please help—Your thoughts are important to us!
We have the opportunity to rescue a historic barn called The Garling Barn currently located on East Clarkston Road. The Historic District Commission is planning to relocate the historic Garling Barn to Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) at 388 W. Predmore Road. CLF is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and reflects the social history of agricultural farming operations transitioning into a country retreat after WW1. SURVEY LINK: https://forms.gle/BDHBpuKn5D7xUCaV8
Due to cell service disruption impacting the country, Emergency 911 services including Text-to-911 have been impacted in Oakland County. If you have an emergency, the Sheriff's Office recommends continued attempts to use 911, or call (248) 858-4911.
Election Inspectors Wanted!
To be an Election Inspector! Election Inspectors assist the township by performing assigned duties at polling sites on Election Day. Click Here for more information. Click Here for an inspector application.
PUBLIC NOTICE - Public Accuracy Test
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Accuracy Test for February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 4:00 PM in the Township Hall Board Room at the Oakland Township Municipal Offices, 4393 Collins Road, Rochester, MI 48306.
Dave Mabry, Township Clerk Published: www.oaklandtownship.org, Posted January 20, 2024 Read More...
Join the Township Team! If you like working with people, have great organizational skills, and a sunny disposition, WE WANT YOU! We're looking for a Full-Time Office Receptionist/Building Clerk at Township Hall. Email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com today! For more employment opportunities, follow the link at the bottom of this page.
Summer Concert Series Survey
Let Parks & Recreation know what kind of music you'd like to see at next summer's concert series by taking this quick survey!
Notice of Public Hearing - Liquor License Application
The Charter Township of Oakland Board of Trustees will be holding a Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment for a proposed Liquor License at 4497 Collins Road, (The Silver Shamrocks), Oakland Township, MI 48306. The public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on December 14, 2023 at 4393 Collins Rd, Rochester, MI 48306. Any interested person may appear and comment in person or by agent or attorney upon the scheduled agenda item during the public hearing to be held at the date, time and location above.
Dave Mabry, Township Clerk Published www.oaklandtownship.org, Posted November 29, 2023 Read More...
PUBLIC NOTICE - CDBG Funds Public Hearing
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Charter Township of Oakland Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing in the Township Hall at 4393 Collins Road on the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds. The Hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm to hear public comments on the CDBG Program Year 2024 application in the approximate amount of $21,904 to fund eligible projects.
Dave Mabry, Township Clerk Published www.oaklandtownship.org Posted November 2, 2023
You're invited to a FREE family-friendly ceremony commemorating Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11 at 10:30am. This will take place at the Veterans Tribute, 5236 Adams Rd in Oakland Twp. There will be a short ceremony, remarks from Congresswoman Lisa McLain, and light complimentary refreshments provided by local cider mills.
Logging Wheels are Back Home!
Your Feedback Wanted!
Ready to embark on an adventure that will redefine the future of Metroparks? Huron-Clinton Metroparks is on a mission to revolutionize our park experience by creating non-motorized routes connecting ALL our favorite havens! First stop: Stony Creek Metro Park to Indian Springs! Imagine the endless possibilities! Your input is the SECRET SAUCE that will make these dreams a reality. Dive into the excitement by taking the survey NOW! Time is of the essence—the survey closes on 10/31! Don't miss your chance to be part of this groundbreaking journey!
Fall Water Flush Scheduled
The community wells and fire hydrants in our Township are scheduled to be flushed October 16-17, and October 23-26. This takes place every spring and fall to flush out the iron sediment that collects and to reduce discolored water. For more information, please click here.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 the Charter Township of Oakland held a first reading to amend the Charter Township of Oakland Ordinance 60. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Charter Township of Oakland Board of Trustees has scheduled the second reading and possible adoption of the Ordinance Amendment for October 24, 2023, at 7:00 PM in the Charter Township of Oakland Board of Trustees Meeting Room, 4393 Collins Road, Oakland Township, Michigan. To view the amendments click here.
Consumers Energy AC Mitigation
Beginning this month, Consumers Energy will be working on a project that includes portions of Oakland Township, primarily near the high transmission electrical lines. It is not a pipeline replacement project, but rather, an A/C (alternating current) mitigation project.
A sneak peek of the Fall Newsletter has just been published from Parks and Recreation! Check out the latest news, events, and recreation programs by following this link. Residents: keep an eye on your mailbox in the coming weeks for your copy.
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Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility Drain Optimization Project Notice of Meeting To Hear Objections To Apportionment of Cost
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the Drainage Board for the Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility Drain Optimization Project, will meet at 2:00 P.M., prevailing Eastern Time, on the 27th day of June, 2023, in the Office of the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, One Public Works Drive, Waterford, Michigan, for the purpose of hearing any objections to said apportionment.
Boil Water Advisory TERMINATED - Wynstone Subdivision
***UPDATE*** The boil water advisory has been terminated as of June 6, 2023.
A precautionary boil water notice is in effect June 4, 2023 until further notice for Wynstone Subdivision in Oakland Township. This notice is due to emergency water system maintenance and affects the entire subdivision.
Bring tap water to a solid boil. Once the water is steadily boiling, continue to boil for one full minute. Allow to cool. Store water in a clean container (not washed in contaminated water), cover with a tight lid.
If the water is cloudy, filter it through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clear water for boiling.
This includes water used for brushing teeth, making ice, washing raw foods, preparation of drinks, and water for pets. You should throw away ice made during the time the advisory or notice was issued, as freezing does not kill bacteria.
Proposed Water & Sewer Rates
This year's water and sewer rates were discussed at the May 23, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting. Click here to view the slide deck from the presentation. For additional information, please view the meeting in its entirety, or go to the 44 minute mark to watch the discussion.
Public Notice - Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility Drain Optimization Project
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the Drainage Board will meet on the 23rd day of May, 2023 at 2:00 PM, prevailing Eastern Time, at the Office of the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, One Public Works Drive, Waterford, Michigan, for the purpose of hearing any objections to the drain project, to the petitions therefor, and to the matter of assessing the cost thereof to the public corporations named. This notice is given to and for the benefit of the said public corporations and all taxpayers thereof. At the hearing any of said public corporations or any taxpayer thereof will be entitled to be heard.
Senior Citizen(65 & up) - $14.00/1 year $37.00/3 year
NOT Spayed/Neutered - $25.00/1 year $70.00/3 year
Senior Citizen - $23.00/1 year $64.00/3 year
After June 1st, the cost to renew a one year license is $40.00.
Notice of Public Hearing - Sewage Disposal System Improvements
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Oakland and the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office will hold a public meeting on the proposed Oakland Township Sewage Disposal System Improvements project for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.
The residents of the Charter Township of Oakland are hereby notified that the Public Meeting has been scheduled for April 11, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Oakland Township Hall, 4393 Collins Rd., Rochester, MI 48306 for the purpose of affording an opportunity to all interested persons to appear and be heard. Read More...
Notice of Public Hearing
Notice of Public Hearing Monday March 20, 2023 7:00 p.m. Oakland Township Hall, 4393 Collins Road, Oakland Township, Michigan The Charter Township of Oakland Parks and Recreation Commission will hold public hearings to receive public comments on Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant application TF23-0084 and Land and Water Conservation Fund grant application LW23-0023 for the addition of access improvements at Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park in Section 25 of Oakland Township, located on the north side of Snell Road, east of Sheldon Road.
Be careful as you head outside – heavy snow can cover up a downed wire that’s still live. Be mindful to supervise children and pets outside. Always consider wires live and dangerous –please remember to stay 25 feet from downed wires and anything in contact with those wires. Stay away from fallen trees or branches – they could have brought down a wire. Downed wires can look like sticks, so don’t pick any up.
Report outages or down wires by calling 800-477-4747, clicking below, visiting outage.dteenergy.com or using the DTE Energy mobile app. Everyone should also heed the warning of yellow caution tape, indicating a downed power line in the area. DO NOT CROSS YELLOW CAUTION TAPE. Never use a portable generator inside a home or business – it emits carbon monoxide, which can be deadly. Keep it outside, away from windows and doors so that fumes won’t come in.
Baby It’s Cold Outside! Weatherization Tips from your Historic District Commission
Sure, those translucent stalactites dangling from your eaves are part of that quintessential winter scene, but if you have Icicles hanging from the eaves and Ice Dams on your Roof,the picturesque look is a sign that there’s a big problem with your roof and ventilation. Not only can they rip the gutters right off your house, ice dams and icicles can loosen roof shingles and let water get inside. To get rid of icicles and ice dams for good, you need to figure out how to make the roof the same temperature from the ridge to the eaves: that means making sure your attic is well insulated, eaves and ridges are ventilated, attic hatches and ducts are sealed, and any kitchen, bath, or dryer vents are vented outside—not into your attic space.
Lost Lake Sled Hill
***PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU GO to make sure the hill is open: (248) 651-4440 x 299.***
Ready for our first big snow of the season? We are and are keeping our fingers crossed that conditions are right to open the sled hill at Lost Lake Nature Park for your sledding enjoyment on Monday, 12/26. The park is open from 10am-5pm while conditions are safe to sled. Bring your own sled. Helmets strongly encouraged. While we are very hopeful to open the hill Monday, weather conditions may change, so be sure to call the hotline before you go! (248) 651-4440 x299
Consumers Energy Assistance
Consumers Energy is providing help with winter heating bills. Learn more here.
Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring 2023 Newsletter
Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring 2023 Newsletter is now available online here!
Notice of Public Hearing - Community Development Block Grant Funds
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Charter Township of Oakland will hold a public hearing on the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds. The Hearing will be held on November 15, 2022 at 7pm to hear public comments on the CDBG Program Year 2021 application in the approximate amount of $22,024 to fund eligible projects. All interested citizens are requested to attend the Hearing. Comments will also be received in writing or in person at 4393 Collins Rd Rochester Mi 48306 until Monday, November 14, 2022. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving 72-hour notice.
Boil Water Advisory for Oakland Hunt: Advisory Lifted
Update from WRC as of 10/27/2022 can be found here.
Update from WRC as of 10/25/2022 8am can be found here.
Important news for Oakland Hunt Subdivision: Due to a mechanical failure at the well house, there will be no water in Oakland Hunt Subdivision. A water pickup station will be located at the Club House at 930 Sheffield Park until 10pm on 10/24/22 and 7am-10pm 10/25/22. Parts are being procured but a timeframe of repair is currently unknown. Please view the WRC notice here.
Please see a statement from the WRC regarding southeast water district rates here. View a map of the district here. Update: September 22, 2022
The Oakland Township Board of Trustees approved new cost recovery charges for SOUTHEAST customers on September 13, 2022. WRC will adjust last quarter’s bill to the previous cost recovery rate of $9 per thousand cubic feet for the entire quarter, eliminating the increase that had gone into effect on July 1. WRC will mail all SOUTHEAST water customers their revised balance due by the end of September. The due date for these bills will be October 19. Customers on automatic payment will see the amount due pulled from their account on file on October 19.
The next quarterly bill will be sent in November and will use the new cost recovery rate of a flat quarterly charge of $50 per water meter equivalent unit plus a usage rate of $14 per thousand cubic feet for volumes over 1,500 cubic feet. See Oakland Township SOUTHEAST District Rate Sheet for details.
Please contact WRC at 248-858-1110 if you have questions regarding your bill or the adjustment.
Click here to view all of the events that are happening in Oakland Township Parks this fall - including Goodison Good Tyme!
Resurfacing work on Rochester Road from Tienken Road north to Lakeville Road in Rochester Hills, Oakland Township and Addison Township starts today. Read more here.
Now Open: Paint Creek Junction Park
At long last, we are so excited to announce that Paint Creek Junction Park is officially open! This almost 6-acre park is located west of Orion Road and south of Clarkston Road, adjacent to the Paint Creek Trail. It was originally purchased to meet residents’ desire for a trailhead in the northern section of the Paint Creek Trail utilizing grant dollars from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund and an additional $50,000 in grant funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds which covered a significant portion of the project expenses and greatly minimized the cost to taxpayers.
Check out all of the programs being offered by Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in their Winter/Spring Newsletter by clicking HERE!
Future Path Priorities
The Safety Path and Trails Committee is seeking public input for the location of future safety paths in Oakland Township. Click hereto view the feasibility/desirability worksheets. Click hereto view the current trails and pathways strategy map. Please email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
VTOT Vandalism Tip Line
Anyone with information regarding the recent vandalism of the Oakland Township Veteran's Memorial is encouraged to call the Oakland County's Sheriff's tip line at (248)-858-5000.
Public Accuracy Test
There will be a Public Accuracy Test for the Oakland Township voting equipment that will be used in the Special School Election for Romeo Community Schools on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The testing will take place in the downstairs Board Room at Oakland Township Hall, 4393 Collins Rd. on Friday, September 24th at 2:00pm. All are welcome!
National Library Card Sign Up Month
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month. Oakland Township is serviced by the Rochester Hills Public Library in downtown Rochester. There are several types of library cards that you can sign up for so you can enjoy books and other types of media! Click here for more information on how to get a library card!
Board of Trustees Public Hearings
The Oakland Township Board of Trustees will be conducting three public hearings during their September 14, 2021 regular meeting. These will be public hearings for two special assessments and special land use application. Please see below for the notices for each hearing:
The Parks and Rec Newsletter is now available. Click here to view all of the events that are going on in Oakland Township's Parks this fall!
Paint Creek Annual Labor Day Virtual Bridge and Run
After a two-year hiatus, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission is excited to bring back the Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run! Please click here for more information and registration! The event will be Monday, September 6, 2021. Onsite registration begins at 8am and the event begins at 9am.
Upcoming Invasive Species Treatment
To maintain environmental quality and public health and safety, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and various local governments, working with the Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, will treat the invasive plants knotweed and Phragmites along major Oakland County roads from August through October 2021.
This year, Blast Off 2 School donations are accepted from July 13th to August 6th. New and gender neutral school supplies are requested. This event is free for Neighborhood House clients and low income families who reside in Auburn Hills, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Leonard or Addison Townships. The event is a collaboration with Neighborhood House, the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, and Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, along with all of the community support from residents, local businesses and the drop off locations. Please click here for information on drop off locations and supplies needed. For more information, contact Neighborhood House at email@example.com or 248-651-5836, ext. 15.
Fire Department CPR Training Courses
The Oakland Township Fire Department is offering courses for CPR training and other life-saving skills! Please click here to view course offerings, registration information, and contact information if you have any questions.
Summer Tax Deferment
Summer taxes may be deferred until February 14th if your total household income did not exceed $40,000 and you meet one of the following requirements:
Senior Citizen, age 62 or older
Paraplegic, Quadriplegic, Hemiplegic, or Blind
Eligible Serviceperson, Veteran, Widow or Widower
Totally and Permanently Disabled
Applications for deferment must be filed by September 14th of the current year. Click Here for the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes, submit your completed form to the Treasurer's Office.
Sheriff Bike Recycling Program
The Oakland County Sheriff has a program called Sheriff Recycle for Kids that provides donated bikes to people who do not have access to them. Oakland County residents can sign up to donate a bike, receive a bike, or to volunteer at one of their events and help distribute the bikes to people in need! For more information, please click here.
Parks and Recreation Summer Newsletter
The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Summer Newsletter is now available! It contains valuable information regarding programs and activities available all year long! Click here to view the Newsletter.
All dogs are required to have a license in Oakland County. Dog licenses are available for purchase at the regular rate from Oakland Township Hall through June 1, 2021. Please bring a current rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spay or neuter (if applicable). Beginning June 2nd, all expired dog licenses will be considered delinquent and the new cost for a 2021 1-year license will be $33.00. Also following that date, a census team will be sent out by Oakland County into various communities to ensure compliance. Click here for the dog license fee schedule. Click here for more information about the Oakland County Animal Control.
Silverbell/Gallagher/Paint Creek Trail Path
For several years, the Safety Path and Trails Committee has been working on the development of a 1.1-mile long safety path along Silverbell and Gallagher Roads which will connect the densely populated Silverbell/Adams area to the Paint Creek Trail and Goodison. We are excited to announce the construction of this new path will begin in May 2021 and has a projected completion date of September 2021.
As the weather gets warmer, tick season also heats up! See below for more information regarding ticks and tick bites.
Controlled Burn at Charles Ilsley Park
The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a controlled burn at Charles IIsley Park on Predmore Rd. It will be conducted April 23rd. We do controlled burns to stimulate native plant growth and keep invasive species growth down. Please call Township Hall at (248)-651-4440 for any questions or concerns.
Controlled Burn at Bear Creek Park
The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a controlled burn at Bear Creek Park on Snell Rd. It will be conducted April 27th. We do controlled burns to stimulate native plant growth and keep invasive species growth down. Please call Township Hall at (248)-651-4440 for any questions or concerns.
On April 22nd from 4-5pm, join the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce & Moceri Companies for a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of the Oakland Township EMS located in the Blossom Springs parking lot. The new building is located at Blossom Springs Assisted Living & Memory Care, 3215 Silverbell Road.
The new facility, ambulance, and equipment will provide greater flexibility for the timely dispatch of life-saving personnel to the southwest quadrant of the Township.
VIRTUAL MEETINGS- STATE OF MICHIGAN UPDATE
On March 31 the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services allowed the Township to conduct an in-person meeting without the limitations imposed by the prior MDHHS Orders (i.e., no more than 25 persons are gathered). Virtual meetings are only allowed if there is a state of emergency or state of disaster declared by a local government. As a result, the previously posted and advertised virtual Planning Commission meeting for April 6, 2021 has been postponed. Please follow our website and calendar for updates.
New Building Inspection Information
Effective Monday, April 5th, 2021, the cut-off time for building inspection scheduling is 3pm each day. All inspections scheduled prior to 3pm will be carried out the next business day unless otherwise requested. Business days for building inspections are Monday-Thursday.
2022 NoHaz Event Dates
Oakland Township residents can safely dispose of their household hazardous waste through the NoHaz program. The cost is $10.00 per car, per event. For a list of event dates and materials accepted: CLICK HERE
Parks and Recreation Spring Newsletter
The Parks and Recreation Spring Newsletter is here! Click here to read it!
Gravel Roads Update
The Oakland County Road Commission has issued a press release on the condition of Township gravel roads. Please click here for the press release. Freezing and thawing conditions have caused the gravel roads to be very bumpy. Please exercise caution when driving!